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    40th Anniversary of the 1974 Budget Act

    Paul Krawzak talked about his CQ Weekly article, “The Budget Act Comes of Age,” on the 40th anniversary of the 1974 Budget Act. He discussed the reasons Congress decided to…

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    Representative Diana DeGette on the Highway Trust Fund

    Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO) talked about congressional work to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through at least the end of 2014 and her legislative efforts following the Supreme…

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    Representative Steve Pearce on Immigration Policy

    Representative Steve Pearce (R-NM) talked about the House Republican working group formed to address the flood of unaccompanied Central American immigrant children crossing into the U.S.…

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    Same-Sex Marriage Appeals Court Ruling in Virginia

    Washington Post Supreme Court reporter Robert Barnes talked about the recent federal appeals court ruling striking down Virginia’s gay marriage ban, and what the ruling means for…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “Are new U.S. and European Union sanctions on Russia the right strategy?” Robert Barnes talked about the federal…

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    Workforce Training Law

    Anthony Carnevale talked about the federal workforce training programs and signing of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. He also discussed Vice President’s six month…

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    Representative Beto O'Rourke on the Congressional Agenda

    Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), a member of the House Veterans' Affairs and Homeland Security committees, talked about the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) reform deal and the…

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    Senator Roger Wicker on the Congressional Agenda

    Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) talked about the Department of Veterans Affairs reform bill and ongoing negotiations for immigration and border security legislation. A member of the Budget…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer thoughts on a compromise reached on legislation to overhaul the Veterans Affairs Department. Both chambers were expected to tackle pending…

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    Security at Overseas Airports

    Clark Kent Ervin talked about efforts to increase security at foreign airports with direct flights serving the U.S. A video clip was shown of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson being…

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    Religious Liberty and the Courts

    Hannah Smith talked about the legal definition of religious liberty and the debates over the concept in the nation’s courts and legislatures. She also talked about the Burwell v.…

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    Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Ruthie Epstein talked about a class-action lawsuit the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed on behalf of unaccompanied immigrant children who had crossed the U.S.-Mexican border,…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the “Role of Congress in Oversight of Collegiate Athletics?” New York Times college sports reporter Marc Tracy talked by…

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    2014 Midterm Elections

    Doug Usher, a managing partner with bipartisan polling firm Purple Strategies in Washington, spoke on the latest developments in the 2014 midterm elections.

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    Kentucky Senate Race

    Sam Youngman, a political reporter with the Lexington Herald-Leader, spoke by phone about Kentucky’s Senate race in which Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was facing a challenge…

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    Arkansas Senate Race

    Andrew DeMillo, an Associated Press reporter based in Little Rock, talked by phone about the Arkansas Senate race between Senator Mark Pryor (D) and Representative Tom Cotton (R). A…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Which 2014 midterm races are you watching?” Campaign ads for several U.S. Senate candidates were shown. Andrew…

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    Budget Request for U.S.-Mexico Border Crisis

    Representative Blake Farenthold (R-TX) talked about President Obama’s request for $3.7 billion to address the influx of unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America to the…

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    Obama Administration Education Policy

    Dennis Van Roekel talked about federal education policy under the Obama administration and the National Education Association’s call for Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s…

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    Congressional Agenda

    CQ Roll Call’s Niels Lesniewski spoke by phone about the latest congressional action on replenishing the Highway Trust Fund and President Obama’s request for $3.7 billion to…

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